Hello Friends and Happy Inauguration Day AND Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
As I sit at my desk watching the live stream coverage of Inauguration Day Ceremonies, my heart is filled with pride yet heavy with sadness. Dr. King would have been very proud of President Obama, yet very disappointed at the hatred so prevalent in our great Nation. I don’t think you have to be an African American to understand the history of today or feel the pride of freedom you just have to be an American.
Okay getting off the soap box now…
Blue Slacks and Cardigan – closet staples // Red & White Polka Dot Top – GW Boutique (Goodwill) – Necklace – Jewelrymax.net // Earrings – belonged to my sister
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Have a wonderful afternoon – Smooches!
…and one day to my grandkids this will be their history
Hello Friends and Happy Christmas Eve Eve!
This afternoon #2 son and I went to Costco and Target and it was a crazy madhouse, I left tired with a headache and empty handed (too many crying babies). I have one more day to get a gift for #1 son and do my grocery shopping for the week so I will be up and out early tomorrow.
Last night I attended a Holiday slash “Obama Victory Party” hosted by a member of a OFA team who touts themselves as the ones who gave a Pennsylvania victory to the President. The hostess has a beautiful home that was fully decorated with the sights and sounds of the holidays. The dining room table was festively set with delicious foods and sweets and Poinsettias filled each room. It was a wonderful mix of guests and for a few hours we bonded, sharing stories, laughs and genuinely enjoying each other’s company. It was a lovely way to start off the holiday weekend and for that I say, thank you Delores!”
Heading out for the night
I hope you guys have a wonderful night – Smooches!
Today in celebration of “Small Business Saturday” I met my girlfriend at The Java House Cafe in Middletown, not just for Mark’s famous Jerk Chicken Panini’s but for the pleasure of supporting this local business. According to statistics small businesses have created two of every three U.S. jobs and to spur further job growth, the Obama administration aims to cut taxes for small businesses and expand entrepreneurs’ access to financing.
The Java House Cafe is a striving local business that has received numerous accolades as well as visits from Governor Markell. The atmosphere inside the cafe is warm and inviting with plenty of space for a relaxing lunch or hosting an impromptu meeting with free WiFi access.
Our next stop was across the street to Purple Sage Herbs & Gifts. This wonderful world of sights and smells was established on Main Street in 2004, and it was my first visit, however, it definitely will not be my last. Upon entering the front door your nose is greeted with scents that immediately relaxes your mind body and soul. Nostalgia is the word that comes to mind, whether it’s the memories of your grandmother’s parlor or the smell of incenses burning in your living room it’s nothing but happy memories. I was so overwhelmed that I knew that I needed to come back just to take in all the herbs, teas, candles, skin care products, jewelry and other items that are so neatly and highly organized in this wonderful small town shop. FREE tea and coffee tastings take place the first Saturday of every month and they were voted the Best Gift Shop by Middletown Readers. There’s an upstairs which I didn’t take an opportunity to visit but they offer massages, Reiki, Reflexology, Body Wraps, Cranio Sacral, and other relaxing services, which are all perfect gift ideas, especially after the hectic holidays.
Our last stop was at the tattoo parlor owned and operated by Shane ONeill who was a winner of InkMaster on Spike TV.
We didn’t make a purchase and it was my first visit to a tattoo parlor – interesting to say the least. I secretly do want two small doves tated on my foot in memory of my sis and grandmother but would never have the nerve to get it done!
I hope you had an opportunity to shop locally in your town it’s not only good for the economy, it’s good for the community – WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER – Smooches!